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The Philadelphia defense has allowed over 400 total yards of offense in six-straight games.
The Eagles check-in at 30th among NFL defenses in total yardage allowed in 2015, and have given up an average of 450.2 total yards over the last six weeks. The Eagles D/ST remains an afterthought in fantasy leagues and should remain perched safely on the waiver wire as Philadelphia takes on the New York Giants in Week 17. Jan 2 - 3:36 AM

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The Philadelphia defense has allowed 35.6 points per game over the last five weeks and forced just five turnovers in those games.

The Eagles have been beat defensively in the air and on the ground, checking in at 24th among NFL defenses in pass defense and 30th in run defense. Week 16 brings Washington to Philadelphia, who saw QB Kirk Cousins account for five touchdowns in Week 15. Cousins has thrown only three interceptions since Week 6 and showed improved accuracy in recent weeks. The Eagles D/ST is not on the fantasy radar in Week 16.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 01:43:00 AM

The Philadelphia defense has coughed up 161.5 rushing yards per game over the last four weeks.

This four-game stretch includes a 258-rushing yard effort by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11, but the Philadelphia defense has struggled mightily outside of their touchdown-heavy performance at New England in Week 13. Week 15 brings the Arizona Cardinals to Philadelphia, who lead the NFL in total yardage at 417.5 per game. The Eagles D/ST is a bottom-dwelling option this week.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 12:51:00 AM

The Philadelphia defense has allowed ten passing touchdowns over the last two weeks.

The Eagles have seen opposing quarterbacks complete 46 of 67 passes for 583 yards with 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions in those two games, which Philadelphia lost by a combined score of 90-31. The recent struggles do not bode well for a Week 13 trip to New England, where the Eagles D/ST will be far from the fantasy radar.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 03:32:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed an opposing running back to top 100 yards in three of their last four games.

The Eagles are last in the NFL in run defense over the last five weeks, which was capped off by Doug Martin's 235-yard effort in Week 11 against the Philadelphia defense. Chip Kelly's defense will have a chance to reverse this trend in Week 12 against the Detroit Lions, who are last in the NFL in rushing. The Eagles D/ST is a borderline top-12 fantasy option this week on Thanksgiving against Detroit.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 02:10:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles will look to continue their ball-hawking ways in Week 11 when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Eagles are tied for second among NFL defenses in forcing turnovers, as they have recorded 12 interceptions and eight fumble recoveries in nine games. Tampa Bay rookie QB Jameis Winston broke a recent string of turnover-free play with two Week 10 interceptions, and will have his hands full on the road at Philadelphia. The Eagles D/ST is a back-end top-12 fantasy option at home in Week 11.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 03:23:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles will play their first game without rookie LB Jordan Hicks, who will miss the remainder of 2015 with a torn pectoral muscle.

Hicks was having a solid rookie campaign as he racked up 43 solo tackles in eight games to go with a sack, two interceptions, and three fumble recoveries. The Miami Dolphins, who have been outscored 69-24 over the last two weeks, will be Philadelphia's first test without Hicks. Despite leading the NFL in takeaways, the Eagles D/ST will be a middling Week 10 fantasy option against Miami.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 02:46:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL's leader in takeaways, will face Dallas quarterback Matt Cassel in Week 9.

Cassel has started two games for Dallas in 2015. The first resulted in three interceptions and the second was a 13/25 passing performance where Cassel threw for just 97 yards. The opportunistic Eagles D/ST will be a top-10 fantasy option this week when they travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 07:10:00 PM

The Philadelphia D/ST leads in the NFL in creating turnovers, racking up 11 interceptions and eight forced fumbles through seven games.

The Eagles are on bye this week following a Monday night loss to Carolina where they intercepted Cam Newton three times. The fantasy contributions of this group have been largely dependent on turnovers, and the Eagles D/ST will have another chance to take the ball away against Dallas quarterback Matt Cassel in Week 9.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 12:38:00 AM

The Philadelphia defense will be light on linebackers this week, with Kiko Alonso (knee) out and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) and DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) questionable.

The Philadelphia defense has been solid against opposing rushing attacks this season, but will be challenged to stop the running game of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday with a banged up linebacker group. Forcing turnovers and sacking opposing quarterbacks has kept the Eagles D/ST relevant in fantasy leagues this season, but Sunday's road trip will provide a tough task for the Philadelphia defense that is still a top-12 fantasy option this week.
Source: CSN Philly
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 02:31:00 AM

The Philadelphia defense has allowed 18 pass plays of 20 or more yards in 2015.

Philadelphia may be able to keep the deep ball in check this week as they face Eli Manning, who has completed just 33.3 percent of passes over 20 yards this season, per PFF. The Eagles D/ST has had far more success against the run than pass in 2015, and their fantasy output has largely revolved around sack output and success in scoring defense. The Eagles will be a top-12 fantasy option on Monday as they host the Giants.
Source: CSN Philly
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 01:15:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles host the New Orleans Saints and their 28th ranked rushing attack in Week 5.

The Saints have yet to see one of their running backs top 77 yards in a single game this season, and are averaging just 82.8 yards on the ground per game. This is good news for the Philadelphia defense that allows just 3.3 yards per carry to opposing rushers, the third-best mark in the NFL. The Saints don't have the passing game weapons they had in the past, making the Eagles D/ST a top-ten fantasy option this week at home.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 01:29:00 AM

CSN Philly notes the matchup between Eagles LB Brandon Graham and Jets T D’Brickashaw Ferguson as one of the keys to Sunday's game.

Philadelphia's defense has four sacks through two games but none belong to Graham, who was just signed to a $26 million contract extension over the offseason. Graham and the rest of the Eagles defense will have their hands full as they look to bring pressure against the New York Jets, who have allowed just one sack so far in 2015. The Eagles D/ST will not be a recommended fantasy option in Week 3 on the road at MetLife Stadium.
Source: CSN Philly
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 02:22:00 AM

Eagles DC Bill Davis stressed that he is still confident in cornerback Byron Maxwell after a rough Week 1 performance.

Davis acknowledged the struggles Maxwell had against Atlanta on Monday night, but told CSN Philadelphia, "He's been a great football player in this league and will continue to be for us. He knows that, we know that. I've got nothing but confidence in him." Maxwell and the Philadelphia secondary will need to get things figured out quickly with Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys coming to town in Week 2. The Eagles D/ST unit is not a start-worthy group in fantasy leagues even with Dez Bryant sidelined.
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 02:31:00 AM

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer believes secondary depth is still a concern for the Eagles as Week 1 approaches.

McLane noted, "Although the unit appears improved, a small sample size of preseason plays is far from enough evidence to say there has been an upgrade." Only the Atlanta Falcons allowed more passing yardage per game than the Philadelphia Eagles last season, so the new additions to the Eagles secondary will be counted on to make major improvements to Chip Kelly's defense. Philadelphia will not be a top Week 1 fantasy option when they travel to the Georgia Dome to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 02:08:00 AM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Chase Daniel
3Carson Wentz
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3Wendell Smallwood
4Kenjon Barner
5Cedric O'Neal
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Ryan Mathews
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Rueben Randle
3T.J. Graham
4Xavier Rush
5Hunter Sharp
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Josh Huff
3Chris Givens
4Jonathan Krause
5Byron Marshall
WR31Rueben Randle
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Chris Pantale
5M.J. McFarland
LT1Jason Peters
2Dennis Kelly
3Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LG1Allen Barbre
2Isaac Seumalo
3Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
3Barrett Jones
4Bruce Johnson
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Andrew Gardner
3Malcolm Bunche
4Darrell Greene
RT1Lane Johnson
2Matt Tobin
K1Cody Parkey
2Caleb Sturgis